Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

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Probus
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Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

Post by Probus » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:53 pm

Yes the first results using OEG have indeed given me joy and rapture. After a lot of reading, I decided that a 2 inch, ccvm column was best for my desire to make gin.
Boiler is 35l and gas heated. The column is copper and packed with stainless scrubbies for 1200mm. I have a shorter length of copper for pot stilling. Both reflux and product condensers are double helix copper that a Pro made for me.
The neutral spirit was made from low wines from four strips of 25 l of googes kale wash. Fermentation was slow during winter but final gravity was good at less than 1.
I'm really pleased with the flexibility of the boiler and still. I have used as little as 1l of 43% in the boiler to test changes to the botatincials in OEG
So a big thanks to the members of this forum. I look forward to learning more from you all.

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NZChris
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Re: Oh Joy, Oh Rapture

Post by NZChris » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:52 am

Congratulations. It sounds like you've learned a fair bit already :thumbup:

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